A wide shot of the downtown bridge in the evening as the sun starts to set over the running water.
A rafter records his friend performing tricks in the river’s current.
These beauties only lasted a few short minutes so I had to act fast! I noticed their bright colors peeking through my window about 10 minutes ago. So I grabbed my camera, ran outside, and….captured these beautiful colors against the night sky. I told you the other day I would keep my eyes to the sky for more of nature’s awesome artwork. I love it!!!!
A few black and white images after a quick downpour during my solo nature outing.
The area started out dry, scorching hot and in great need of rain. The rain clouds quickly rushed in and poured over the entire park. In true Georgia weather fashion, the rain subsided and the heat took over once again evaporating all signs of water. You could actually see the rain water transform into steam against the hot rocky ground! In a few moments everything was back to normal but, this time with a a slight catch. The after effects of the rain produced a very welcomed cool breeze. The breeze lasted for the remainder of my trip, and I enjoyed every second of it! More to come soon…
The park, as well as the playgrounds were completely empty this past Saturday as I navigated the landscape for hours. I was very surprised to see that no children were present anywhere, especially considering the size of the park and the fact that it was the weekend. It was such a beautiful day! I started thinking, “maybe it was just too hot for everyone?” Or, “maybe everyone was just too busy doing other things?” In any case, seeing the park this way left me wondering to myself, “where have all the children gone?” When I was a child I owned every video game system that was currently available and I LOVED each of them! But, I would much rather be outside enjoying a beautiful day such as this one hands down! The video games would be reserved for the night time after it was too late to go outside. I would have to be located and forced by my parents to come home! (Sigh) That was then, and this is now….things have really changed. I guess this is just real life in the digital age?
My kids relaxing on the couch playing on their phones back in February of this year.
Here are just a few snaps of various flowers taken yesterday when I took my kids to visit the local botanical garden.